Franklin Delma (Del) Prince, 80, of Independence, Kansas, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at home. The family will greet visitors on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service begins at 11:00 a.m. at The First United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence, KS. Friends may sign the register on Friday May, 13th, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Hospice, The Cancer Center, or The First United Methodist Church and may be left with the Chapel.
Del was born November 20, 1935 in Lela, Texas to Floyd Seth and Ouaida (Pennington) Prince. He graduated from Borger High School and was proud to be a Borger Bulldog. While in high school, Del played Football and Basketball and continued to be friends with many of his teammates. He attended The University of Oklahoma in Norman, where he pledged Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and is described as the biggest Sooner fan that ever lived. After graduation, Del was employed in the Banking Industry working his way up to Bank President. During his career, he was a strong advocate for his clients, many of whom became lifelong friends. Del met his wife, Sue Carter, in Dallas and they married on June 4, 1966. The couple made their family home in Arlington, TX where they raised two daughters. Following his retirement, Del and his wife moved to Independence, Kansas, but he was always a Texan at heart. He is described by his friends as being the life of the party, a great dancer, an avid sports fan, a bit of a fit thrower, and a great friend.
Del was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Goble, Hiram and Noolen Prince and one sister, Patsy (Prince) Webb. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Sue (Carter) Prince, two daughters; Nicole and husband, Darryl Abrahamson, of Johnstown, CO and Pam "Bear" and husband, Brendan Carroll, of Denton, TX; five grandchildren, WeBu and wife, Megan Findley-Carroll, India and Zella Carroll, and Marlo and Charley Abrahamson, as well as, two great-grandchildren, Pax and Nova Findley-Carroll.
Arrangements by Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory.